By Jer Kennelly

WRITERS WEEK 2nd to 6th June, 2021- It’s back!! Ireland’s premier literary festival returns for it’s 50th year to celebrate the talented works of writers, poets, artists, storytellers, videographers, workshop directors and a whole lot more.  #LWW2021 events programme packs a cultural punch, with virtual spaces providing a unique platform for a wide genre of cultural experiences, from the comfort of your own home this year. See their site for full details.

CONGRATULATIONS to Noreen Flavin, Knockanure and Bunagara, Listowel, who won the €11,200 Moyvane GAA Lotto Jackpot. Lucky Dips: €40.00 each: Eileen Cronin, Mail Road Cross. Denis Kennelly, Lia Fáil, Ballybunion. Pat & Anne Stack, Dromurhur. Darragh & Eoghan Hudson, Cahirdown. Noreen O’Neill, Online. Tickets are available online by following the link on Moyvane GAA Facebook Page.  You can also buy your tickets at Kennelly’s Homevalue Hardware, Holly’s Gala, Stack’s Butchers, Corridan’s Garage, Newtownsandes Co-op, A New You & Curl up & Dye. You can also contact any Committee Member.

DEATH of Sr. M. Alexis Fitzgerald: Presentation Convent, Tralee, and Lyreacrompane. Requiem Mass on Monday in at 12 noon in St. John’s Church followed by burial in Presentation Convent Cemetery.

DEATH has taken place of Elizabeth Imelda Sheehan, Ashgrove House, Kildangan and Moore Abbey, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare and late of Kilbaha, Moyvane, on May 27th, 2021. Predeceased by her parents Tom and Ellen, brothers Tom, Dick and Jack, sister Grace and nephew Richard. Lovingly remembered by her sisters Sr. Anne Bernadette, Sr. Veronica, Kathleen, Eileen, Margaret and Nuala, brothers Danny, Con, Timmy, Jim and Willie, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, extended family, carers and her many friends.

DEATH has taken place of John O’Flynn, Fethard, Co. Tipperary and Newmarket, On May 26, 2021. Husband of Catherine and Dad of Con and Tim and brother of the late Conor. Survived by his wife, sons, brothers Cal (Moyvane) and Michael, sisters Mary, Helen, Margaret and Norma, daughter-in-law Kate, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridie Histon, Pat Joe McEnery, Willie Pearse, Jack Higgins, James Duggan, Eileen Healy, Chris Moriarty, Ita Sweeney, Daniel F Kennelly, Anne Dillon, Sr. Cornelius Holly, Dennis Collins, Joan McCarthy, Mass Moyvane on Sat 29th  at 7.30pm for  Mícheál Mulvihill, Gortdromosillihy (Anni); Sun 30th at 11.00am for James Duggan, Murhur (Anni); Mon 31st at 7.30pm for Con J. Mulvihill & his wife Catherine & their son Con (Anni), Glin Road; Tues 1st at 7.30pm for Kitty & Stephen Brassil, Aughrim (Anni) & Jimmy Mulvihill, Glenalappa; Wed 2nd at 7.30pm for Nora Moloney, Drommurhur (Anni), her husband Denis & their son Michael; Thurs 3rd at 7.30pm START OF SACRED HEART NOVENA – Bríd Brouder, Kilbaha (Anni) & Peg & Tom Brouder; Fri 4th at 7.30pm for Kathleen Dore, Woodgrove (Anni); Sat 5th at 3.00pm for Peter McGrath, Ahalahana (Anni) & his son John (Month’s Mind) – note time, and at 7.30pm Mass for John Kearney, The Village (Anni) & his parents Dan & Bridie, and mass on Sun 6th at 11.00am for James O’Brien, Glin (Anni).

Mass Knockanure on Sun 30th at  9.30am for Willie Pearse, Woodgrove (1st Anni), and mass on Sun 6th at 9.30am for Michael Flaherty, Glenalappa (Anni).

HOLY WELLS DAY 13 JUNE 2021: There are around 3,000 Holy Wells in Ireland. Since early Christian times these have been seen as places of prayer and healing.

CONFIRMATION: Fr. Chris O’Donnell has produced 3 video lessons for Confirmation children and their families.  The lessons are delivered by Johanna O’Brien and Eleanor O’Brien from Limerick along with Fr Chris. Ministry programmes.  Details will be posted on FB.


Leaving Certificate 2021 In 2021, you will have the choice to sit the written examination in June or get an accredited grade from the State Examination Commission (SEC) or both. You can find out more about the Leaving Certificate 2021 and accredited grades. Students got a State Certificate of Calculated Grades in 2020.

GREENWAY: The €8m redevelopment of the Limerick Greenway promised to be completed by 1st July.

THE TIDY Towns contest will go ahead this year, according to Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys.

SIAMSA Tíre in Tralee will be one of venues around the country to present Lasta: A national arts programme for young people by young people. All events are taking place online, several free to attend.  For more information, visit

SACRED HEART NOVENA; From the 3rd to 11th of June we will celebrate a Novena to the Sacred Heart.  Speakers from around the Country and from the Parish will be relayed on a big screen as they share with us each evening, images/ideas/challenges.  It promises to be different and enriching.

Many years ago widow Murphy visited me on day three of the Sacred Heart Novena in the Western Road, Cork.  She told me she had two sons, one a gardener and the other a potter.  The gardener had asked her to pray for rain to water his plants while the potter had asked her to pray for sunshine to dry his pots. “What should I do, Fr. Kevin?” she pleaded.  “You will do best to leave it in the hands of the Sacred Heart”, I replied. Our Novena will be great as we leave all things in the hands of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.   Please come and allow the touch of Jesus to bless, enrich and guide you to new beginnings.

PADRE Pio & 1st Friday evening Mass at 6;45, Listowel,  intentions ring Fr. Martin 087-2589682.

DEATH of Sr. M. Alexis Fitzgerald: Presentation Convent, Tralee, and Lyreacrompane. Requiem Mass on Monday in at 12 noon in St. John’s Church followed by burial in Presentation Convent Cemetery.